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Ajungilak Kira Sleeping Bag

Review by planetFear
Monday 20th July 2009


 
The Ajungilak Kira Women's Sleeping Bag from Mammut

I tested this new sleeping bag from Mammut on a couple of weekends away in a Scotland, where I used it to keep warm whilst sitting around in the evening. I was extremely impressed with the Kira. Not only is it warm and comfortable, it even has a ‘jacket baffle’ which allows you to keep your arms out whilst it is fully zipped up.  

For a women’s specific design, Mammut have done the things that I was expecting them to do: wider hips and narrower shoulders and - because women do seem to always have cold feet - an extra layer of insulation around the feet. They say in the technical details that some extra space has been added around the elbow area for ease of movement too but I didn’t really notice this.

The bag is marketed on its ultralight synthetic filling, but although it is extremely warm for a mid-weight sleeping bag, it is not quite as light as other 3 season models on the market. It is easily compressed though, with the bag squashing to half its original size: it would fit in a small overnight bag leaving enough space for your change of clothes. The Kira is also very easy to clean, being machine washable at 60°C (a real bonus compared to a down sleeping bag).

Price wise, this three season version retails at £120 which positions it at the upper end of the market. Although this isn't cheap, I would highly recommend the Kira to all women who prefer a sleeping bag cut to their shape, and the jacket baffle is a real winning feature in my book.

Statistics:

Max. body height in cm     170 / 185 (two options)
Total weight (grams)     1550
Filling in grams     910
Volume in litres     7.5
Zip length in cm     155
Package Size in cm     19x28

Reviewed by Rachel Hodges on behalf of planetFear


The PlanetFear Star Rating Explained:

* A poor product with design and functionality problems. Not recommended. 

** An average product. Recommended only for its low cost or as a back-up item.

*** A good product. Certainly worth considering, although better products may be available at the same price

**** An excellent product and among the best available in its category. Highly recommended.

***** An outstanding product defining the cutting edge of outdoor technology and design. You won't find a better one! 

 

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